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    David Burbage MBE was Leader of the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead Council from 2007-2016. This blog : Promoted by Geoff Hill on behalf of David Burbage and all other Windsor and Maidenhead Conservative candidates, all of 2 Castle End Farm, Ruscombe, Berkshire RG10 9XQ
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A very busy week

Posted by davidburbage on February 27, 2009

Monday was our pre-budget Group meeting with plenty on the agenda, and very well attended.

Tuesday was Budget Council. At 1.9% (the Libdems shamefully abstained) our Council Tax is set to be the lowest outside London in the entire country.

The Taxpayers Alliance came to visit and witnessed the passing of our motion that endorsed their, and George Osborne’s call for greater transparency in the public finances. The prop in the picture is the list of all of the Council’s invoices over £5,000 for January (and we are going to run the report down to the £500 level when it goes live).


This photo is with Mark Wallace and Cllr Liam Maxwell

Wednesday we were lucky enough to be invited to talk to Shadow Chancellor George Osborne about our motion and how we’re likely to implement it.


Adam Afriyie and Theresa May joined us to inspect the long invoices list earlier.

Thursday was Cabinet where we passed the decision to pilot Recyclebank was passed and we hope to get that all going later in the spring.

And today I visited Hammersmith and Fulham and saw how their Business Watch operated in Shepherd’s Bush Market, and also discussed how they continue to cut their council tax by 3% a year!

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